Recipe: Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Many, many months ago when Sinéad visited me, we had lunch at a vegan restaurant where she ordered a chickpea salad sandwich. I love chickpeas in every form that’s ever entered my mouth, so I was immediately intrigued (but not as intrigued as I was by the “All-American vegan burger” I ordered that really did taste like … Continue reading

Recipe: Simple & Quick Banana Nut Bread

When I was little, I loved anything with bananas in it. Banana baby food was my favorite as a tiny child and my love affair with the fruit grew and grew – along with a growing suspicion that eating delicious things probably shouldn’t hurt. As I got older, my mouth became more and more uncomfortable with the … Continue reading

Recipe: Green Summer Smoothie Cubes

I know a lot of people think putting vegetables in their sweet treats is really weird. I’ve heard all the “that looks like baby poop” jokes I can stand, thanks. I will still keep reaping the benefits of this wonderfully delicious smoothie, and I’ll still keep laughing in the face of those who inhibit the … Continue reading

Local Review: Maitland Farmer’s Market

The Maitland Farmer’s Market at Lake Lily off of 17-92 isn’t really the biggest or the flashiest of farmer’s markets. It’s a little on the smaller side, with vendor booths boasting fresh, locally grown produce and independently made odds and ends ranging from honey to puppy treats along a narrow sidewalk circling  half of Lake Lily … Continue reading